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Scotland's 5 Best Freeride Lines

Best known for its ski touring, these adventures show that Scotland has some incredible freeriding too!

Description

Lift-accessed skiing perhaps isn't something that springs to mind when you think of Scotland but this list will soon change that! Spread across 3 of the country's biggest ski resorts, these lines are easy to get to, exciting and aesthetic.

The unique topography of Scotland is ideal for skiing and the clever positioning of its ski resorts allows you to access some wonderful terrain straight off a lift. There are plenty of long, difficult ski tours in the areas surrounding these lines but when fresh snow falls, these 5 lines should be top of your hit-list before you even think about doing any ski touring!

Flypaper Freeride

Flypaper Freeride

Glencoe
1.6 km
This is one steep ‘ol run! Varying between 40 and 45 degrees, depending on snow conditions - you want to make sure you’re switched on for this one!
Private
Spikes

Spikes

Ben Nevis
2.6 km
This is one awesome bowl that has got to be on the to-do list for all backcountry skiers in the area, with easy access back to resort.
Private
Back Corries - Chancer

Back Corries - Chancer

Ben Nevis
1.4 km
Chancer offers the longest descent down to Braveheart Chairlift, but is reserved for advanced skiers.
Private
Ciste Gully

Ciste Gully

Cairngorms National Park
N
3.0 km
One of Cairngorm's longest descents close to the lift system
Private
East Wall of White Lady

East Wall of White Lady

Cairngorms National Park
W
0.7 km
A playful off-piste route above Cairngorm's famous White Lady
Private